Navigation Links
Logging road threatens rare peat dome, tigers
Date:3/25/2008

Pekanbaru, INDONESIA In an investigative report published today by Eyes on the Forest, evidence shows that a new logging road in Riau Province -- strongly indicated as illegally built by companies connected to Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) -- is cutting into the heart of Sumatras largest contiguous peatland forest, a rare hydrological ecosystem that acts as one of the planets biggest carbon stores.

The road would allow APP and affiliated companies to restart clearance of natural forest and destruction of deep peat soil at any time in a globally recognized conservation area, according to Eyes on the Forest, a coalition of local NGO network Jikalahari, Walhi Riau, and WWF-Indonesia. The Kampar peninsula is one of the worlds largest contiguous tropical peat swamp forests, with more carbon per hectare than any other ecosystem on Earth.

It is morally reprehensible for one of the worlds largest paper companies to so brazenly ignore Indonesian laws and destroy the natural resources that belong to the people of Riau, said Teguh Surya of Walhi Riau. We strongly urge APP to join the ranks of responsible businesses and conduct its operations within the law. Until that time, the worlds paper buyers and investors should stop doing business with APP.

The Kampar peninsula area is also considered one of the last havens for critically endangered Sumatran tigers, whose wild population is estimated to be down to just 400-500. The landscape was designated a regional priority tiger conservation landscape by the worlds leading tiger scientists in 2006. A preliminary estimate by WWF-Indonesia shows that a well-managed Kampar peninsula could be home to as many as 60 tigers.

Even as our investigators were out surveying the site last month, they came across tiger tracks walking along the APP logging road, said Nursamsu of WWF-Indonesia and Eyes on the Forest coordinator. But the tigers of Kampar dont stand a chance once APP begins logging full-scale and
'/>"/>

Contact: Jan Vertefeuille
janv@wwfus.org
202-861-8362
World Wildlife Fund
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Turtle nesting threatened by logging practices in Gabon, Smithsonian warns
2. Starfish outbreak threatens corals
3. Global trade in tiger shrimp threatens environment
4. Study says 2000 tigers possible in Thailand
5. Body part by body part, Sumatran tigers are being sold into extinction
6. Genetic corridors are next step to saving tigers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/7/2014)... -- In conjunction with the Glendale and ... of the Verdugos has announced the " GLENDALE ... initiative to keep the Verdugo Regional Crime Lab operational after ... of existence, the Lab has processed more than 400 DNA ... "Because our number one priority is the wellbeing ...
(Date:11/6/2014)... Insilico Medicine, Inc, a Baltimore-based bioinformatics company focused ... announced a research collaboration with the international leader ... (OTC: CSBR). , "There are many companies utilizing ... Oncology,s TumorGraft technology is unique in a way ... generating vast amounts of valuable data. Our bioinformatic ...
(Date:11/4/2014)... of death at the right time might actually help ... that could help in understanding animal populations, pest control ... paper in the journal Trends in Ecology and ... conclude that the kind of positive population effect an ... mortality, depends on the size and developmental stage of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Community Foundation Of The Verdugos Unveils Campaign To Fund Glendale-Burbank DNA Justice Project 2Insilico Medicine, Inc announces research collaboration with Champions Oncology, Inc 2When less is more: Death in moderation boosts population density in nature 2
... global warming and instead reduce fossil-fuel use for the sake ... one from the University of Washington and one from the ... the current issue of the journal Nature (Jan. ... will trump the environment as a reason to curb the ...
... that certain photosynthetic ocean bacteria need to beware of ... carrying genetic material taken from their previous bacterial hosts ... machinery to activate the genes, a process never before ... occurs when a grifter virus injects its DNA into ...
... public information officers can now register online to the ... The meeting brings together over 10,000 scientists from all ... Earth, planetary, and space sciences. EGU,s General Assembly ... learn about recent developments in topics as diverse as ...
Cached Biology News:Commentary in Nature: Can economy bear what oil prices have in store? 2Commentary in Nature: Can economy bear what oil prices have in store? 3Viruses con bacteria into working for them 2Viruses con bacteria into working for them 3European Geosciences Union General Assembly, April 22-27, 2012, Vienna, Austria 2
(Date:11/22/2014)... 21, 2014  The element of surprise has been ... they strike without warning. Until now, epidemiologists had nothing ... viral outbreak, resulting in suboptimal responses to both the ... Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141121/160242 ... removed because virus gene structural changes have been found ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... , Nov. 21, 2014   TRU-D SmartUVC LLC ... feature their superbug-killing UVC automated disinfection robot, TRU-D SmartUVC, at ... week from Nov. 23 to 26 at Stand 23. ... the United Kingdom,s largest infection-related event ... prevention societies to one of the leading events of its ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... (PRWEB) November 20, 2014 Author Matthew ... Walk to the Other Side” published as a ... Finalist in the “Fiction: Short Story” category of the ... Keen, President and CEO of USA Book News, said ... and independent publishers, including Simon & Schuster, Penguin, John ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... New York, NY (PRWEB) November 20, 2014 ... ) is now available as an open access journal ... cells with infrared fluorescent proteins to preserve photoresponsiveness in ... Two-color fluorescent in situ hybridization using chromogenic ... microfluidics chips for DNA, RNA, and protein electrophoresis , ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Viruses' Advantage of Surprise is Lost 2TRU-D SmartUVC to Showcase Superbug-Killing Robot at FIS 2014 2TRU-D SmartUVC to Showcase Superbug-Killing Robot at FIS 2014 3Mystic Ink 's Short Story Collection “A Short Walk to the Other Side” Honoring Ray Bradbury Praised As Award-Winning Finalist In USA Best Book Awards 2Mystic Ink 's Short Story Collection “A Short Walk to the Other Side” Honoring Ray Bradbury Praised As Award-Winning Finalist In USA Best Book Awards 3Mystic Ink 's Short Story Collection “A Short Walk to the Other Side” Honoring Ray Bradbury Praised As Award-Winning Finalist In USA Best Book Awards 4BioTechniques: The International Journal of Life Science Methods Announces the Publication of the November 2014 Issue—Available in Print and Online 2BioTechniques: The International Journal of Life Science Methods Announces the Publication of the November 2014 Issue—Available in Print and Online 3
... and Europe, Reported Net Sales of $76.5 Million ... Company Revises Revenue Guidance Upward and Expense Guidance Downward,and ... Progress in Hematology, Oncology, Transplant, Neurology, Third Quarter ... sales of $76.5 million in Q3,2008 consisted of $71.2 ...
... visualizing vast networks of information and deepening understanding of content. ... ... (PRWEB) October 23, 2008 -- TheBrain® Technologies, the leading provider ... on its social networking site to connect the dots between ...
... A multi-institution team, funded by the National Human Genome ... (NIH), today reported results of the largest effort to ... most common form of lung cancer, lung adenocarcinoma. The ... approaches for detecting and treating the nation,s leading cause ...
Cached Biology Technology:Alexion Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results 2Alexion Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results 3Alexion Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results 4Alexion Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results 5Alexion Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results 6Alexion Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results 7Alexion Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results 8Alexion Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results 9Alexion Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results 10Alexion Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results 11Alexion Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results 12Alexion Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results 13Alexion Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results 14MedTechIQ Selects TheBrain to Visualize Expansive Biointellingence Database and Connect the Dots Between Life Sciences, Medicine and Venture Capital 2MedTechIQ Selects TheBrain to Visualize Expansive Biointellingence Database and Connect the Dots Between Life Sciences, Medicine and Venture Capital 3MedTechIQ Selects TheBrain to Visualize Expansive Biointellingence Database and Connect the Dots Between Life Sciences, Medicine and Venture Capital 4Large-scale genetic study sheds new light on lung cancer 2Large-scale genetic study sheds new light on lung cancer 3Large-scale genetic study sheds new light on lung cancer 4Large-scale genetic study sheds new light on lung cancer 5
... of the smallest thermal cyclers on the market, ... the 0.5ml (20 samples) or 0.2ml microtube (25 ... heating and cooling rate of 3.6C/sec and 2.0C/sec ... Fast track programming with new quick dial ...
... The new TC-412 thermal cycler, flexible on ... TC-412 is a high performance, high sample throughput ... Features: , Flexible block format: The truly ... be exchanged in a matter of seconds without ...
... Provides a buffered anti-freeze environment for ... Maintains a liquid, low viscosity solution at ... is necessary and sampling is convenient ... during long-term storage Protect enzyme conjugates ...
Preparation Note: Prepared by method of Wimmer, E., et al., Biochemistry, 7, 2623 (1968). Quality Clarifier: Acceptor Activity: approx. 1000 picomoles phenylalanine per A 260 unit (not determined b...
Biology Products: